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fisherman's wharf who woke up to a dry faucet and asked how it will affect his day. >> we'll see when i get to work because we use water every day and we are in the seafood business and it's not going to affect us so much as the other folks on the wharf because they cut fish every day and they are using water constantly. >> reporter: water main breaks are common especially in the winter months. the water department says there's nothing really significant about this one unless of course you're one of the people waking up without the ability to shower this morning. so the mason cable car line is being rerouted with buses. and we're not exactly sure how many people are without water right now. again, all i can confirm on scene is these two blocks of filbert but we have had a lot of other reports of outages. we are trying to confirm some more of that and we'll keep you posted. right now live from the scene in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> not a good way to wake up. >> you can't brush your teeth
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or have coffee, can't take a shower. that's no fun. >> no. no fun at all. happy tuesday -- or wednesday. lawrence, happy tuesday -- wednesday. >> feels like monday. >> it does feel like monday. very interesting day weather- wise yesterday around the bay area. we haven't had many days like that but yeah the mountains covered with snow outside. well, the storm clouds have parted now and moved on by but the cold temperatures remain behind. bay bridge practicing with the lights this morning again. below freezing in santa rosa, 41 san francisco. reports of frost even at the coastline this morning. a weak ridge of high pressure trying to build into the bay area. a lot of clouds over the top of the ridge so we'll see high clouds from time to time. but looks like we'll stay dry for a bit. most of the storms headed toward the bay area will shift further to the east. cold in spots yesterday. upper 40s and low 50s and that was it.
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today it will be much warmer by the afternoon as much as 11 degrees warmer in concord at 60. 58 in san francisco. that's 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. 60 in santa rose. we're going to warm up and dry out. it was wild around the bay area yesterday, we had snow, hail and rain. cate caugiran is in pleasanton right now covering all the wild weather we had yesterday. >> reporter: it's going to get warmer in the afternoon, i want it to be the afternoon right now. it's 37 degrees in pleasanton. let me tell you, we have been watching this temperature gauge. we have been here maybe half hour. we have seen it drop just 3 degrees in the past half hour. that means this cold weather isn't going to go away anytime soon. look at this video from yesterday. on mount hamilton, snow levels fell as low as 2500 feet. bay area peaks were covered in a blanket of snow. and we were able to capture the snow falling sideways at the top. kpix 5 also caught up with a
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couple of gentlemen who made it up top mount hamilton on bicycles. >> well, we just decided to go camping last night and we didn't know it was going to be this snowy. it turned into a little more than we were expecting. >> reporter: but around most of the bay area, rain was the story of the day. some spots got a half inch of rainfall. the bay area isn't done with the rainfall just yet. we could see another small storm this friday. so again, don't put away those rain boots just yet. i know i haven't even though this past weekend made me wish i could keep them away for a long time. but it is still winter. reporting live in pleasanton, cate caugiran, back to you. >> we all wish that. thank you. the snow snarled traffic in tuolumne county. dozens of cars and trucks spun out of control and crashed into each other on highway 49. another crash in the area involved about 30 cars. and the wild weather even
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spawned a tornado near red bluff. >> that fricking tornado we are going to have to hop out and lie in the ditch, i hope you know that. [ laughter ] >> that would have been my response. [ laughter ] >> you would have said something else though. >> the national weather service confirms this is a weak f0 tornado. weak or not you wouldn't want to see this in your window. no reports of damages or injuries. one has been confirmed as a tornado. >> you know what happens a month from today? >> what. >> spring! >> oh, yeah. first day of spring. >> all right. how about some traffic, liz? >> i know. i'm impressed by that tornado. that's like "wizard of oz" stuff right there. outside now, let's see. quiet on the roads. this time compared to yesterday morning, it's a completely different story. the number of incidents we had yesterday with the rain coming down around the bay area blowing up in terms of the number of accidents and it's quiet so your overnight roadwork for the most part. the bay bridge backup was bad
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yesterday. it's the height of the morning rush hour. so far, so good though all the way across the upper deck. let's go to our maps and there are some areas of overnight roadwork on eastbound 84 heading out of menlo park across the dumbarton. that water main break you just heard anne makovec report on at let's see filbert and mason it's shutting down the powell mason cable car line until further notice. they are using shuttle buses instead where they are working to clean up the water main break and in the meantime bart caltrain ace still on time. outside here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. no delay into san francisco. the milpitas drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. sounds of arguing for an hour before the shooting boxes of testosterone and needles just some of the new evidence coming out against olympian oscar pistorius. he is facing a charge of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend.
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tina kraus has more. >> reporter: oscar pistorius covered his head with a blanket as he rode back to court in a police car for day 2 of his bail hearing in south africa's capital. his defense team is trying to keep him out of jail before he goes on trial for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. prosecutors insist the runner is a cold-blooded killer who shot steenkamp after a heated argument in the early hours of valentine's day. they say a witness heard nonstop shouting coming from pistorius' home before the shooting. the paralympic superstar known as the blade runner for his interests his prosthetic legs was not wearing them he said. but the prosecutor said he was using them because the bullets were fired down. pistorius says he thought he was shooting at a robber when he pumped four bullets at the
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locked door but when he broke it down with a cricket bat, he realized he had shot her in the head arm and hip. prosecutors say he took time to put on his artificial legs, walk across the room and open fire on steenkamp hiding in the bathroom. she was buried on tuesday. pistorius says he was deeply in love with steenkamp and was filled with horror and fear as she died in his arms. tina kraus, cbs news. >> detectives say they found testosterone and needles inside pistorius's bedroom. the lawyers say the substance found in his bedroom was an herbal remedy not a banned steroid. the coroner is working to identify a body found in san mateo county. a hiker stumbled across the creek at the parisma creek open space preserve monday. officials found the remains were human. in monterey county officials hope to learn today what caused the death of a 10-
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month old baby from castroville. dogs found her remains in a field near salinas three days after her family reported her missing. angel negron had been taken by the mother's boyfriend earlier this month. and he led police to the girl's body after he was arrested in los angeles. >> he gave us a general location where the child might be found. >> a memorial has been set up in the field where the baby was found. 5:10. city leaders in oakland are giving the go-ahead to a few more weeks of extra police patrols from the chp. councilmembers voted last night to aprove $162,000 to pay for the program for another 60 days, two more months. the highway patrol has been supplementing the understaffed oakland police department at no charge since november. the agreement was scheduled to end on february 28. residents are taking a stand against property crimes in one oakland hills neighborhood. they are paying for private security patrols. each household will plan $60 a
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month for one guard to parole a half mile in the oakmore area. neighbors say the understaffed police force has led to a rise in home burglaries there. >> i would say the last six months that it feels like it's gotten noticeably worse in this neighborhood. >> the patrols are expected to begin in about a week. time now 5:10. front row contender the chances the next pope could be an american. >> plus hack attack. how the u.s. government plans to strike back at online thieves. >> a massive volcano letting loose. where the spectacular show is taking place.
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straight into the air like fireworks. the volcano started spewing look at this. quite a sight in italy as mount aetna erupted sending lava into the air almost like fireworks in a way. the volcano started spewing yesterday morning from a southeast crater. it's one of the world's most active volcanos. the last eruption in the southeast crater was in april of last year. i have a lava rock that my father brought me as a kid. >> pretty. we are following some breaking news right now in the east bay. a san ramon valley fire is following a one alarm house fire right now so we're sending
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our own news crew to the scene. we are hearing the address is 1699 alameda diablo right there between alamo and danville so just a heads up. fire crews on scene one-alarm house fire there may be streets blocked off in the area. powell mason cable car line once again is shut down due to the water main break that's affecting streets and a lot of folks in san francisco waking up to no water this morning so they are having to use shuttle buses instead. all other muni is on time. bart systemwide no delay. caltrain and ace train number one so far off to a great start. not really seeing too many delays. the roads are pretty clear, as well. gosh, compared to this time yesterday, the golden gate bridge is nice and quiet.
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no chains required on interstate 80. but you will need them if you are on highway 50 as you approach pollock pines. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." lawrence has the forecast. >> some kind of storm moving through the bay area yesterday brought some snow to our local mountains. a lot of rain elsewhere around the bay area even reports of some hail. outside now frosty, even at the coast reports of frost. 30s and 40s out the door so a chilly start to the day. and by the afternoon, it will be a lot warmer than yesterday. temperatures moving in the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. but still breezy and a little cool at the coastline a little breezy inside the bay, as well. that area of low pressure that spilled in from the gulf of alaska sliding south into southern california and carrying the rain with it. behind that high pressure trying to sneak in here so i think for now at least we are going to stay dry looks like it will be a little breezy as high pressure tries to build in but not a strong winning so with that in mind, not going to be a bad day around the state. you will see 50s into the
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central valley, and the high country a couple of leftover snowflakes there about 29 degrees the expected high in lake tahoe. around the bay dry, 59 in san jose, 60 sunnyvale, 56 cool and breezy in pacifica. east bay temperatures upper 50s and low 60s. 60 oakland, 58 san francisco, 60 santa rosa. we'll stay dry the next couple of days. the storms that we thought might bring us showers will slide east of us. we'll be dry tomorrow and right into the weekend, as well. so no major heatup but it looks like we'll keep things steady as she goes. >> thank you. 5:17 now. this morning, search crews are looking through the rubble of a restaurant in kansas city, shattered by a natural gas explosion yesterday. the country club plaza blew up
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during the dinner rush last night. are now using cadaver dogs to search and are waiting for heavy equipment to remove heavy pieces so they can continue the search. more than a dozen people were injured in the blast. some critically. >> it was a happy hour at a restaurant. there were patrons in the restaurant and so we make sure that there are -- that we thoroughly comb that incident before we release it for the investigators. >> one person still missing. it appears a contractor struck an underground gas line causing the explosion. a doctor who works next door to the restaurant told the "kansas city star" that employees did smell gas for several hours before the explosion. the obama administration will announce new plans this afternoon to strike back at countries that support hackers who steal american trade secrets. the new sanctions come after a private cyber-security firm linked several high-profile cyber-attacks to china. the report claims the chinese military is behind an ongoing
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attempt to hack american companies and government offices. >> the united states has substantial and growing concerns about the threats to u.s. economic and national security posed by cyber- intrusions. >> chinese officials deny the allegations and say they have been the victims of u.s. hackers. apple says it's been hacked. malicious software infected a small number of mac computers at apple offices. the attack is similar to the one facebook acknowledged last week. in both cases, the attacks took advantage of flaws in the java plug-in for web browsers. both apple and facebook said the hackers did not access any data. the latest federal budget showdown is heating up as an end of the month deadline looms. now, if a budget agreement isn't reached the government will face spending cuts march 1. president obama issued a stern warning to congress yesterday saying sequestration would result in a lot of lost jobs. lawmakers are currently on vacation and are not scheduled
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to return until next week. jesse jackson, jr. and his wife sandra are expected to enter guilty pleas today in federal court. both reached plea deals with prosecutors to answer charges that include spending $750 million of campaign donations on personal items. those items are said to include furs, celebrity memorabilia and a $43,000 gold watch. the sentences will include jail time if prosecutors have their way. >> they will recommend jail. they will recommend a five-year term. but the judge can ignore that recommendation. >> jackson went on medical leave last year to undergo treatment for bipolar disorder and never returned to congress and then resigned from his illinois seat in november. vatican reporters say one of the potential pontiffs may be from the united states. boston cardinal sean o'malley may be on a short list of candidates to succeed pope benedict. the 68-year-old has been the
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archbishop of the boston archdiocese since 2003 when he succeeded bernard law, whose resignation was forced by the child sexual abuse cover-up. he is a holy man came in at a difficult time a long shot at best and he was asked actually yesterday what do you think he goes, i'll be there. i'll be voting. but i did buy a roundtrip ticket. >> there you go. >> i don't think so. but you never know. 5:20. a tale of two losing streaks. warriors and sharks, who was able to pull off a win last night. >> the giants spring continues in arizona. will pablo sandoval's weight gain be a problem for the team? we'll talk about that and more when we come back. hot mess ♪ ♪ your'e a hot kind of love you set me on fire yo icu sp me upy night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapenos, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ your'e a-a hot mess ♪ and that's how i met your mom.
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a little chilly around the bay area. the clouds have parted. the temperatures below freezing in the valleys, patchy frost at the coast. more on your weather coming up. >> and the area to avoid this morning, san francisco's north beach. a water main break at filbert and mason, some streets are blocked off in the area and the powell mason cable car line being replaced by buses until further notice. this and the rest of the morning drive coming up in a little bit. >> how about a little baseball now? giants pitcher javier lopez has a bruise on his pitching hand. he was had the on the hand at
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training camp in arizona. spring training usually brings question about pablo sandoval's weight but the giants third baseman is not worried. >> ful fine. i don't care what -- i feel fine. i don't care what people think. i'm going to do my job. >> dennis o'donnell says sandoval put on the best batting practice so far in training camp, counting 10 home runs. sandoval told dennis he doesn't county them. he just hits them. >> i can think of a world series game where he had three in one game so eat all you want. >> do whatever is working. now for the sports that are in season. the warriors just continue to slide. >> tough night in utah last night. seven jazz players in double figures dealing the golden state the fifth loss in a row 115-101 the final. the warriors still in second place in the nba's pacific division but they got to get back to winning. sharks ended a losing streak and earned the play of the day honors at the same
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time. who about that. tim kennedy blassed one past jake allen to give the sharks the first lead since february 5. long time coming. san jose wins on the road in st. louis. the final 2-1. they end a 7- game skid following a 7 game winning streak to open the season so they are back on the plus side. >> all right. pretty good there. 5:25. a winter storm with a little bit of everything. >> i guess even a funnel cloud where a rare tornado touched down in northern california. there it is. >> a lot of people are waking up without water this morning after a main break overnight. leading to some emergency roadwork. we'll update you live from the scene next. >> and new allegations against the olympian on trial for murder. how oscar pistorius is defending testosterone found in his bedroom.
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went in to brush my teeth and wash my face and there was no water. >> a big mess in a big city. san francisco residents wake up with no water. >> they are planning on digging up filbert street behind me. >> didn't know it was going to be this snowy. >> winter returns with wild weather. >> this is at least 2" of snow that has fallen just since noon. >> the temperatures really plunging early this morning. >> another day of dramatic evidence, oscar pistorius is back in court. >> police say they found testosterone and needles in his bedroom. >> police with search dogs are searching for bodies in the rubble of a restaurant in kansas city, missouri. >> this was a happy hour at a restaurant. there were patrons in the restaurant. >> oakland's crime crisis creeps into the mayor's backyard. >> the private garden will be patrolling parts of oakmore starting in the next week. >> and no more booze. an east bay city puts a ban on
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new bars. >> there will be no new full bar liquor licenses issued for at least a year. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's wednesday, february 20. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. and some problems here in the city. no running water available for a san francisco neighborhood. crews are inspecting the damage from a broken water main at mason and filbert. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us now with the workers who have a long project ahead of them. looks like a lot of work. >> yeah. they are going to have to dig up the street behind me filbert street. this is mason and filbert. you can see they do have quite a mess on their hands already. we have cable cars having to be rerouted. they have a bus shuttle that elizabeth has been telling us about. and at least two blocks full of people without water right now.
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we have also gotten reports of other spots in the city like fisherman's wharf without water. it appears as if these two things are unrelated. but if you are waking up without water, you are not alone this morning. it's going to take them about four to six hours to fix it. there was water gushing into the intersection earlier this morning and the water department doesn't know why this 12" water main broke. it could be old age, ground movement or weather and they say these two blocks of filbert are both water because of this particular line here at filbert and mason but again, other reports of outages in nearby neighborhoods. we spoke with a man at fisherman's wharf who woke up to a dry faucet. >> well, i got up at 2:20 as i do every day to goto work at 3:00 and i went in to brush my teeth and wash my face and there was no water. all i could hear was some bubbles in the background and then i walked down the street and i see this mess all over the place. it was just amazing. >> reporter: the water main
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breaks are common especially in the winter months. the water department says there's nothing significant about this one unless of course you are one of the unfortunate people who are not able to take shower or make coffee this morning. the only road closures that we are expecting throughout the day throughout the 46 hours it will take to fix this is this two blocks of filbert between mason and jones street. right now live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. the good news is, they are not getting rained on right now but it is cold. >> it is. a little bit chillier. >> yeah. reports of patchy frost even at the coastline. things settling down now. mostly clear skies out there right now. the temperatures getting cold though as it looks like a chilly start to the day but by the afternoon, it should be a whole lot warmer than it was yesterday. 35 degrees in concord. 30 and below freezing now in santa rosa. 39 in san jose. and 41 in san francisco. mostly clear skies for everyone.
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low pressure pulling out of town heading down into southern california, los angeles, san diego, seeing rain from this am is, some thunderstorms there, as well. we have high pressure trying to sneak in behind it but just a weak ridge. we'll see high clouds over the ridge from time to time. around the bay today you will find temperatures in the upper 50s in the south bay so these numbers running a good 10 to 11 degrees above yesterday's high as high as 60 degrees in concord, 59 in antioch, about 60 degrees in walnut creek. and then inside the bay it will be breezy approaching the coastline so still feeling a little cool but temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. the winter chill put snow in sight in the bay area. they had several inches on top of mount hamilton. that's east of san jose at 4200 feet above sea level. kpix 5 reporter roberta gonzales made it to the top in the kpix 5 mobile weather lab did a few snow angels and found some guys who had reached the summit on bicycles. >> yeah. well, we just decided to go camping last night, and we didn't know it was going to be
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this snowy. we were expecting to come across a little, but it turned into a little more than we were expecting >> the snow is above 2500 feet and below that, there was rain around the bay area with some spots getting nearly an inch yesterday. but got to admit love seeing the snow. >> looked great. it wasn't just the snow. the national weather service confirms it was a weak tornado that actually touched down near red bluff in the sacramento valley. >> that fricking tornado we are going to have to hop out and lie in the ditch, i hope you know that, if it comes towards us. >> can you imagine her husband? [ laughter ] >> there were no reports of damage or injuries. other funnel clouds were seen over the sacramento valley but only one has been confirmed as a tornado so of. but incredible video there. snow is flying over the grapevine between the san joaquin valley and l.a. this morning. check it out. there's a chance they will have to close interstate 5 if you are heading south. but for now, it is open and clear. but that looks pretty heavy. a winter storm warning is in
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effect in the area until 10:00 this morning. that is really coming down. >> it is. lots of weather here in california. that tornado though we have to get back to that, elizabeth. if i saw that in the front windshield i would make a u- turn on the road and head the other way. >> you would come out with a different version. >> a different version? i know. that's all over youtube. that poor woman on the did she know -- didn't she know that at the time? weather is not playing a factor in our morning drive which is a big difference today compared to yesterday. by this time, we really did see a lot of spinouts especially on the on- and off-ramps. we had chain requirements out in the sierra. and this morning it's actually a nice ride so far. headlines westbound and a few brake lights from 205 in tracy towards airway boulevard. but it's just your usual stuff. we are continuing to follow this breaking news in diablo.
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between alamo and danville, a lot of flames shooting from the roof of the house at 1699 at alameda diablo a one alarm house fire. we are sending a crew to the scene so we'll hopefully have live pictures shortly so expect street closures in the area. back to you guys. >> thank you. testosterone and needles are part of the new evidence presented in the murder investigation of oscar pistorius's girlfriend. the olympian is charged with the murder in the shooting death of reeva steenkamp. his lawyers say the testosterone found inside the olympian's bedroom was an herbal remedy not a banned steroid. under cross-examination, a detective acknowledged that one of the witnesses who allegedly overheard an argument at the house before the shooting was a quart mile away and that's where officers found steenkamp's body with gunshot wounds. firefighters and cadaver dogs are searching the rubble of a missouri restaurant where a natural gas explosion led to
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a huge fire. one employee is unaccounted for after yesterday's blast at country club plaza. it's an upscale shopping and dining area in kansas city. at least 14 people are injured, three critically. so far no bodies have been found. the local utility says it appears that a contractor struck an underground gas line. an autopsy is scheduled today to find out how a 10- month-old monterey county girl died. cadaver dogs found the remains in a field near salinas three days after the girl's family reported the little girl missing. angel negron had been taken by the mother's boyfriend earlier this month and kept making excuses for not returning her. the boyfriend was arrested monday in l.a. and then started talking. >> he gave us a general location of where the child might be found. >> the mother's boyfriend is not the baby's father but her family trusted him with that little girl and now a memorial has appeared at the field where her body was found. coroner's office has identified the body of a woman
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found inside a water tank in a downed l.a. hotel. investigators used body markings to identify 21-year- old lisa lamb a canadian tourist missing for three weeks. a hotel worker found the body yesterday after guests complained of low water pressure. the cause of death unknown. new this morning the chp will provide extra officers to oakland at least for a few more weeks. the city council last night voted to approve $162,000 to continue the program for another 60 days. the chp has been supplementing the understaffed oakland police department at no charge since last november. the agreement was scheduled to end at the end of the month. people in one oakland hills neighborhood have come up with their own plan to deal with the city's understaffed police force. they are paying for private security patrols 62 households each paying about $60 a month for one guard to patrol a half mile radius in the oakmore neighborhood.
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the smaller police force led to a rise in home burglaries there, the neighbors say. >> i would say the last six months it feels like it's gotten noticeably worse in this neighborhood. >> some have criticized mayor jean quan who lives in the area. the private patrol begins in about a week. the who us is expected to announce a new -- the white house is expected to announce a new series of sanctions against china regarding cyberattacks on u.s. companies. the sanctions come a day after a private company issued a report saying more than 140 cases of hacking could be directly linked to a china these military unit in shanghai. the chinese government denies it is involved in cyber- espionage. a security breach at apple. the cupertino-based company says hackers targeted a small number of laptops with malicious software. facebook had a similar problem last week. the attacks used a weakness in the java plug-in for web browsers to infect the computers. so to avoid this type of hacking, the department of
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homeland security recommended last month that users disable java on web browsers. it is 5:40. you're going to have to put the drink on hold. why one east bay city is banning new bars. >> and dress like your neighborhood mailman. the cash-strapped u.s. postal service launches a clothing line.
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number 7, he says to himself do i have meteor noon, or asteroid insurance? a new report on wholesales prices could drive the market today. a report that says wholesale >> that's what my daughter said, the mayans got it wrong. [ laughter ] a new report on wholesale prices could drive the market today. >> wholesale prices rose in january. with more on that erica ferrari with joins us live in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the stock market is on track for its 7th straight weekly gain. the dow jones industrial
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average is in close reach of its october 2007 all-time high. talk of more corporate deals sent stocks higher. the dow was up nearly 54 tuesday, the nasdaq up 21. asian markets got a boost. tokyo's nikkei gained nearly 1% to close at a 52-month high. hong kong's hang seng added .5%. office depot and office max have merged. the deal has a total value of about $1.2 billion. analysts say if it goes through as planned, rival staples could benefit. the combined company will likely close stores. google shareholders have some big smiles on their faces today. for the first time, the company's stock meet history when it topped $800 yesterday. the milestone came more than 5 years after google shares initially crossed $700. bp will not have to pay penalties for all of the more than 200 million gallons of oil that spilled into the gulf of
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mexico back in 2010. the u.s. government agreed not to fine bp for 34 million gallons the company captured before entering the gulf. fines for all the rest of the oil will be in the billions. back to you. >> erica, i like tole not latest fashion but i don't know about the postal service getting into the business. >> reporter: the postal service is putting its stamp on a clothing line. it's called rain, heat and snow. it will include accessories and this is not the first time the post office has gone into the fashion business. in the 1980s it sold neckties and t-shirts with images of postage stamps on them. i guess they are hoping to generate some income there. >> i'm thinking the blue shirt, shorts might work actually. [ laughter ] >> maybe not. >> erica ferrari, thank you. hey, a new milestone for stanford university. it is the first school to raise more than $1 billion in a single year. a new survey shows the palo alto-based college ranks first
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in fundraising according to the council for aid to education. stanford saw a surge in donations be thanks to its campaign for hospitals and medical schools. one billion one year. a lot of dough. >> i think i know what i'll get you for christmas. >> you're thinking that far ahead? impressive. >> postal service shorts. >> not today. i need long clothes for today. it's cold out there. we have chilly temperatures around the bay area frost, as well. it looks like we are going to see the cold temperatures turning to a warmer day ahead and it should stay dry. frost showing up all the way to the coastline from this morning. some 30s and 40s if you begin the day. temperatures this afternoon as much as 10 to 11 degrees warmer than yesterday in the upper 50s and low 60s but it will be breezy especially at the coastline. and just inside the bay. low pressure that brought rain and snow to the mountains now sliding into southern california dragging the clouds with it. high pressure now building in behind it so it looks like some dry weather ahead. it looks like right into the weekend we are going to stay
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dry, breezy and occasional clouds. still it looks like if you are traveling out of sfo yesterday we had delays not today. it's a clear start to the day and nice day to travel in and out of the airport there. across the country the possibility of thunderstorms into houston, mix of rain and snow in denver at 45, cold, 25 dry in chicago, 39 in new york. around the bay today we'll find sunshine and some warmer temperatures, 59 in san jose, 58 in redwood city, and 57 in hayward. east bay numbers as high as 59 in danville, 60 degrees in walnut creek. and as you head inside the bay you will find 60 in oakland, 58 in san francisco, and 60 degrees in sonoma. next couple of days a few passing clouds, other than that it looks like now it will stay dry. staying dry through the weekend and probably through the first part of next week. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> outside toward the bay bridge, kcbs just drove on the lower deck of the span. a big rig blocking a lane heading out of san francisco now towards the east bay.
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in the meantime in the commute direction, over at the toll plaza, no metering lights no big delays heading into san francisco. they are testing out the new lights across the span so a cool light show going on now, as well. to our maps and that -- to 880 in oakland so far no major roadwork and no problems traveling between 66 and downtown oakland. overnight roadwork in lanes is gone. this powell mason cable car line is shut down. they are using shuttle buses instead. at last a good sized water main break in san francisco's north beach so expect some delays until further notice and there are street closures right around filbert and mason. all other mass transit so far on time. once again grab your chains but only needed for highway 50 this morning. interstate 80 so far the roads and free and clear no chains necessary. that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. if you are thinking about opening a full bar in walnut creek, you have to wait a year at least. the police department says it
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will not allow any new full bars to open until 15 more officers are hired. the owner of one of the last liquor licenses issued in walnut creek doesn't see a problem with bars. >> we need that revenue. we need the people. we need the customer, we need all that. we have to provide the customer what they are looking for, drink, wine, whatever they need. >> the police department has the final say over new bars because walnut creek is considered to be oversaturated with alcohol licenses. there is a meeting in san francisco over a similar issue. supervisor david chiu is calling for a ban on new bars on a six-block stretch of polk street saying there are currently 45 alcohol permits for the area between california and o'farrell streets. the nob hill neighbors meeting starts at 7:00 at old first church at sacramento and van ness. parking at giants home games is about to get more expensive. starting march 4, the metered
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evening parking will take effect near at&t park. meters cost 25 cents an hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on nonevent days. but the games nights and other events it will be up to $7 an hour to park there. the idea is to discourage people from circling around and around and hopefully relieving some of the congestion from that. so if you are going to park there, bring quarters. >> 7 an hour? wow. time know 5:50. stubble more than just a fashion statement. how growing a beard could keep men healthier. >> okay! that's a tease. >> and a starbucks frappucino that's nearly 50 bucks. just what went into making this costly cup of coffee coming up. [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399.
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skies clearing out, temperatures dropping off well down to the 30s. patchy frost outside. more coming up. >> we have a new problem through downtown san jose. a new injury crash blocking the connector ramp from guadalupe parkway to 280. more coming up. the original monument commemorating the battle of iwo jima is up for sale in new york. it's the centerpiece of an upcoming auction of world war ii relics. it shows the raising of the "stars & stripes" on mount suribachi. it includes battle flags from the uss arizona and enterprise. the auction is set for this friday. on this morning's healthwatch your chromosomes could be a clue about whether
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you catch colds often. scientists measured protein complexes at the end of chromosomes. the shorter the complexes are the more lookly the person is to catching a cold. those chromosome caps get shorter as people get older. a great unlikely defense against colds is facial hair. according to a new research from the university of southern california, queensland -- not california, it's in australia -- mustaches and beards are much more than a celebrity fashion statement. they protect a face from harmful uv rays, trap allergens that cause asthma attacks, and help keep the skin from drying out. >> you can grow a beard pretty quickly, can't you? >> i had a mustache for 10 years. it was bad. >> you should grow it back. >> paco -- >> our guy. >> the healthiest guy on the planet. a massive caffeine buzz for the guy who ordered the most expensive starbuck drink ever. >> he ordered 40 shots for his
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record-breaking frappucino. the customer uses his own 52- ounce mug for his soy mocha frappe order at a washington state cafe and he also added strawberries, two bananas, caramel drizzle and some powder. the price tag $50. the barista decided to mix in eight more shots of espresso and since it was his birthday they gave him the drink on the house and has been awake for two weeks. >> he has a problem, no sleep for two wreaks. >> that's a lot. >> guess you can load up and not have to go back. >> never have to drink coffee again. >> 50 bucks. 5:56. the next half hour we are celebrating the year of the snake in style. live with a sneak peek at some of the floats in this year's chinese new year's parade coming up. >> reporter: they are trying to get water turned on as a road project is under way. a big water main break in san francisco this morning. live at the scene next. >> plus, olympian oscar pistorius defends allegations he was using illegal drugs. the evidence found in his bedroom.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald a water main break is leading to a public works project this morning and cable car line being rerouted. we are live at the scene. >> drugs and needles found in a olympic sprinters bedroom. pistorius fighting claims he is a cold-blooded killer. >> storm clouds moving south it is clear and cold outside. will we warm up today? we'll talk about that coming up. they are calling for tow trucks now for this injury crash, lanes block, near guadalupe parkway and 280 in san jose. we'll talk about alternates coming up. >> good morning. it's wednesday, february 20. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. no hot showers and drinking water for a san francisco neighborhood thanks to a water main break. >> kpix 5 reporter anne makovec
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is at mason and filbert streets with an update. >> reporter: they have been able to reroute some of the water so most of the people without a few hours ago have water back on but you can see this mess on the intersection of filbert and mason one of several around the two block area. they are going to start digging up the road here on filbert. that is because of this water main break. check out the scene a few hours ago this morning when water was gushing into the intersection. the water department doesn't know why this 12" main broke. it could be old age, ground movement or weather. they say only two blocks of filbert were without water at that point but there were several reports of other outages in nearby neighborhoods. >> it's just the norm. during the winter we get main wakes all the time. it's a good break with a lot of water. >> reporter: we don't know if the

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